1. a forceful forward rush or flow
    the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts
    from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed
  2. (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    the attack began at dawn
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How To Use onrush In A Sentence

  • Stronger than the real Rianna, strong as the undertow of the tide, as the onrush of the wave. THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONE
  • Donna Rifkind praised Julie Orringer's The Invisible Bridge Vintage, $15.95, a fictional "account of the very particular way in which Hungary's Jewish population was decimated by the Holocaust," for its "brilliant use of a deliberately old-fashioned realism to define individual fates engulfed by history's deadly onrush. The case for an unplugged life
  • For example, parents don't teach kids how to calculate the weight, distance, speed and stopping distance of the onrushing SUV. Teaching kids to stay cyber-safe
  • There was a time when I was deeply enamored of Bateson's approach, but I have come to view it as somewhat puerile (but maybe that's just the onrush of mortality, or early Alzheimer's, or both). Against Darwinism
  • In an early big scene in that novel, Sir Arthur Wardour and his daughter Isabella are trapped between the onrushing tide and unscaleable cliffs.
  • Sohail's initial flick was blocked by onrushing GB custodian Jimi Lewis.
  • The more I think about this, and as I write it, it rather does seem less a quirky singularity, and more of an onrushing descent into a foggy loopiness.
  • She stood up, and felt the sudden onrush of emotion.
  • Along with the improved play of the national team, there are other favorable signs heralding the successful hosting of the global soccer festival, such as the onrush of foreign tourists.
  • The Francisca is supposed to have been thrown in a massed volley to create certain amounts of mayhem prior to the onrush of the host of warriors.
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